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Raleigh Officials Cancel Some Fayetteville Street Parking Tickets

Posted August 8, 2006 5:48 a.m. EDT

— The Raleigh City Council took a stance Tuesday against a practice that some say has created an unfriendly vibe on Fayetteville Street.

The council unanimously agreed to throw out any tickets given to motorists for parking too far away from the curb since the opening of Fayetteville Street on July 29. Also, from Tuesday through Sept. 5, only warnings will be issued for that violation, not tickets.

According to some people who parked on the street the first week it was reopened to traffic, meter readers were measuring the distance people were parked from the curb and handing out tickets. The rule is that vehicles must be parked 12 inches or less from the curb.

Park Raleigh said they are lenient and don't give out tickets unless a car is 18 inches away. A committee will now look into changing the city ordinance. One proposal is to not allow tickets unless a car is parked 20 inches from the curb.